Dorm assault

May 3, 2017

A Message to the Campus Community

Campus Community,

It is with great sadness that I write to you today about the troubling incident that occurred in the Village dorms on campus last night. As a University family, we care deeply about each other and the safety and well-being of each member of our campus community is our number one concern. I have been reassured by the University Police Department that this was an isolated incident and the situation has been contained. The suspect is in custody, is at the hospital, is being evaluated and is no longer present on campus. Our thoughts are with the victims and we are thankful that none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

I would like to commend the courageous Resident Advisors, Village staff and University Police officers who responded immediately. By working together, their quick response de-escalated the situation and safeguarded our campus. I thank them for their commitment to our students and greater campus community.

As we continue to monitor the incident, we must take time to heal and support each other. I encourage you to seek out resources on campus through the Student Health Center,Psychological Counseling Services or our StanCares team. If you have questions or concerns as a student or parent and would like to talk with the Dean of Students, Matthew Lopez-Phillips, he may be reached at or 209-667-3050. If anyone has any information regarding this situation, please contact the University Police Department directly at 209-667-3114.

In the days and weeks ahead, we will continue to support one another.


Ellen Junn, Ph.D.